Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)

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Polytechnic Institute of New York University can be found in Brooklyn, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,900 students enrolled each year at NYU-Poly.

Most of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1740 - 2050, or got accepted with an ACT score between 28 - 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the NYU-Poly average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.78. Polytechnic Institute of New York University sends acceptance letters to roughly 80% of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, around 17% of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at poly.edu.

Overall NYU-Poly Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Polytechnic Institute of New York University was reported as 75.2% in Fall 2013 with over 3,440 applications submitted to Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • NYU-Poly SAT Scores: 1740 - 2050
  • NYU-Poly ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • NYU-Poly Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Polytechnic Institute of New York University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

NYU-Poly has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Polytechnic Institute of New York University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 54.6%
  • 2010-2011: 64.1%
  • 2011-2012: 68.1%
  • 2012-2013: 67.1%
  • 2013-2014: 75.2%
  • Projected NYU-Poly Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.0%

How Does NYU-Poly Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Polytechnic Institute of New York University is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
St. Francis College64.3%
Pratt Institute-Main55.7%
The King?s College71.2%
Metropolitan College of New York54.9%
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art7.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to NYU-Poly (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math640 - 740
Writing550 - 650
Total Score1740 - 2050
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 33
Math27 - 33
Composite Score28 - 32
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